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A history of the French language

Holmes, Urban Tigner

A history of the French language

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Published by Farrar & Rinehart, inc. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • French language -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Urban T. Holmes, Jr. ... and Alexander H. Schutz ...
    ContributionsSchutz, Alexander H. b. 1894.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPC2075 .H6 1938
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 184 p.
    Number of Pages184
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6379094M
    LC Control Number38034352
    OCLC/WorldCa1306304


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